Pismo State Beach, Oceano

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Pismo State Beach is a beach on the Pacific coast in the U.S. state of California. It is approximately 17 miles long and fronts the towns of Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, and Oceano in San Luis Obispo County, California. It is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
The area includes beach and dunes.
The beach offers many attractions such as camping, hiking, swimming, surfing, fishing, and is home to the famous Pismo clam. It is a popular place to bird watch and is the largest over-wintering colony of monarch butterflies in the U.S.
The beach is home to many forms of marine life, such as abalone, anemones, crabs, kelp, and sea urchins. Several types of birds also live at the beach, such as the brown pelican, great blue heron, ivory gull, and other species.
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  • A beautiful, dog-friendly (must be on leash) beach! We went at low tide and saw lots of sand dollars.  more »
  • Beautiful cool, wildly windy wide sandy beach. We walked over the beautiful dunes to the beach from the campground and found it to be wildly windy and quite chilly but stunningly beautiful. Each after...  more »

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